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Football: Zero Week gives teams options to 2018 schedules

By Henry Apple

This article was published June 16, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.

Payton Copher (6) of Springdale Har-Ber runs against Mason Edwards (32) and Ethan Cook (22) both of Rogers Heritage during a Nov. 4, 2016 at Wildcat Stadium in Springdale. Heritage and Har-Ber are two of the 7A-West Conference teams that will play a "Zero Week" game to start the 2018 season. Heritage will play Fort Smith Northside, while Har-Ber will take on Pulaski Academy.

At a glance

Zero Week Scheduling

• It was the result of Proposal No. 1 during the Arkansas Activities Association’s 2016 meeting with the governing body and passed by a 161-3 margin.

• It allows schools to schedule football games a week earlier, which provides the opportunity to schedule three nonconference games over a four-week period. It was meant to give schools more flexibility to schedule games against out-of-state teams.

• Schools that schedule a Zero Week game can move their benefit games up a week as well. Those that don’t play a Zero Week game will play their benefit games like they do now. Junior high regular-season and benefit game start dates will not change.

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2018-19 Northwest Arkansas Football Schedules

Here is a list of nonconference games that have already been scheduled for the 2018-19 football seasons by some of Northwest Arkansas teams:

Class 7A

Bentonville High: Week 1 vs. Conway; Week 3 vs. Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst.

Bentonville West: Week 0 vs. Owasso, Okla.; Week 1 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Fayetteville: Week 1 vs. Bryant; Week 2 vs. TBA at Battle of the Border, Shreveport, La.

Rogers Heritage: Week 0 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 1 vs. Little Rock Central; Week 3 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Rogers High: Week 2 vs. Little Rock Central; Week 3 vs. Little Rock Parkview.

Springdale Har-Ber: Week 0 vs. Pulaski Academy; Week 3 vs. Pine Bluff.

Springdale High: Week 0 vs. Little Rock Parkview; Week 2 vs. Alma.

Van Buren: Week 1 vs. Alma; Week 2 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 3 vs. Siloam Springs.

Fort Smith Northside: Week 0 vs. Rogers Heritage; Week 1 vs. Greenwood; Week 2 vs. Van Buren.

Fort Smith Southside: Week 1 vs. Bentonville West; Week 2 vs. Greenwood; Week 3 vs. Rogers Heritage.

Class 6A

Greenwood: Week 1 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 2 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Siloam Springs: Week 2 vs. Harrison; Week 3 vs. Van Buren.

Class 5A

Alma: Week 1 vs. Van Buren; Week 2 vs. Springdale High.

Clarksville: Week 1 vs. Lamar; Week 2 vs. Ozark; Week 3 vs. Dardanelle.

Farmington: Week 1 vs. Prairie Grove; Week 2 vs. Gravette; Week 3 vs. Farmington.

Harrison: Week 0 vs. Pea Ridge; Week 1 vs. Mountain Home; Week 2 vs. Siloam Springs.

Huntsville: Week 1 vs. Gentry; Week 2 vs. Berryville; Week 3 vs. Elkins.

Class 4A

Berryville: Unavailable.

Gentry: Week 1 vs. Huntsville.

Gravette: Week 1 vs. Diamond, Mo.; Week 2 vs. Farmington; Week 3 vs. Jay, Okla. (tentative).

Green Forest: Unavailable.

Lincoln: Week 1 vs. Westville, Okla.; Week 2 vs. Keys, Okla.; Week 3 vs. Charleston.

Pea Ridge: Week 0 vs. Harrison; Week 1 vs. Maumelle; Week 3 vs. Farmington.

Prairie Grove: Week 1 vs. Farmington; Week 2 vs. Vian, Okla.; Week 3 vs. West Fork.

Shiloh Christian: No games scheduled.

Elkins: Week 1 vs. Greenland; Week 2 vs. West Fork; Week 3 vs. Huntsville.

Ozark: Week 1 vs. Booneville; Week 2 vs. Clarksville; Week 3 vs. Charleston.

Subiaco: Week 2 vs. Lamar.

Waldron: Week 1 vs. Mansfield; Week 2 vs. Paris; Week 3 vs. Danville.

Class 3A

Booneville: Week 1 vs. Ozark; Week 2 vs. Pottsville.

Cedarville: Week 0 vs. Johnson County Westside; Week 1 vs. Mountainburg; Week 2 vs. Bigelow.

Charleston: Week 3 vs. Ozark.

Greenland: Week 1 vs. Elkins; Week 2 vs. Mountainburg; Week 3 vs. Gentry.

Lamar: Week 2 vs. Subiaco.

Mansfield: Week 0 vs. Hackett; Week 1 vs. Waldron; Week 2 vs. Lavaca.

Paris: Week 0 vs. Perryville; Week 2 vs. Waldron.

West Fork: Week 2 vs. Elkins; Week 3 vs. Prairie Grove.

Class 2A

Decatur: Week 1 vs. Colcord, Okla.

Hackett: Week 0 vs. Mansfield; Week 1 vs. Pocola, Okla.

Johnson County Westside: Unavailable.

Lavaca: Unavailable.

Magazine: Week 1 vs. Mount Ida.

Mountainburg: Week 2 vs. Greenland.

NOTE: Schools are placed in the classification they will be in during the 2018-20 cycle.

The 2017 high school football season is still two months away, but coaches already are looking ahead to the 2018 season for scheduling purposes.

At a glance

Zero Week Scheduling

• It was the result of Proposal No. 1 during the Arkansas Activities Association’s 2016 meeting with the governing body and passed by a 161-3 margin.

• It allows schools to schedule football games a week earlier, which provides the opportunity to schedule three nonconference games over a four-week period. It was meant to give schools more flexibility to schedule games against out-of-state teams.

• Schools that schedule a Zero Week game can move their benefit games up a week as well. Those that don’t play a Zero Week game will play their benefit games like they do now. Junior high regular-season and benefit game start dates will not change.

——————

2018-19 Northwest Arkansas Football Schedules

Here is a list of nonconference games that have already been scheduled for the 2018-19 football seasons by some of Northwest Arkansas teams:

Class 7A

Bentonville High: Week 1 vs. Conway; Week 3 vs. Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst.

Bentonville West: Week 0 vs. Owasso, Okla.; Week 1 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Fayetteville: Week 1 vs. Bryant; Week 2 vs. TBA at Battle of the Border, Shreveport, La.

Rogers Heritage: Week 0 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 1 vs. Little Rock Central; Week 3 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Rogers High: Week 2 vs. Little Rock Central; Week 3 vs. Little Rock Parkview.

Springdale Har-Ber: Week 0 vs. Pulaski Academy; Week 3 vs. Pine Bluff.

Springdale High: Week 0 vs. Little Rock Parkview; Week 2 vs. Alma.

Van Buren: Week 1 vs. Alma; Week 2 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 3 vs. Siloam Springs.

Fort Smith Northside: Week 0 vs. Rogers Heritage; Week 1 vs. Greenwood; Week 2 vs. Van Buren.

Fort Smith Southside: Week 1 vs. Bentonville West; Week 2 vs. Greenwood; Week 3 vs. Rogers Heritage.

Class 6A

Greenwood: Week 1 vs. Fort Smith Northside; Week 2 vs. Fort Smith Southside.

Siloam Springs: Week 2 vs. Harrison; Week 3 vs. Van Buren.

Class 5A

Alma: Week 1 vs. Van Buren; Week 2 vs. Springdale High.

Clarksville: Week 1 vs. Lamar; Week 2 vs. Ozark; Week 3 vs. Dardanelle.

Farmington: Week 1 vs. Prairie Grove; Week 2 vs. Gravette; Week 3 vs. Farmington.

Harrison: Week 0 vs. Pea Ridge; Week 1 vs. Mountain Home; Week 2 vs. Siloam Springs.

Huntsville: Week 1 vs. Gentry; Week 2 vs. Berryville; Week 3 vs. Elkins.

Class 4A

Berryville: Unavailable.

Gentry: Week 1 vs. Huntsville.

Gravette: Week 1 vs. Diamond, Mo.; Week 2 vs. Farmington; Week 3 vs. Jay, Okla. (tentative).

Green Forest: Unavailable.

Lincoln: Week 1 vs. Westville, Okla.; Week 2 vs. Keys, Okla.; Week 3 vs. Charleston.

Pea Ridge: Week 0 vs. Harrison; Week 1 vs. Maumelle; Week 3 vs. Farmington.

Prairie Grove: Week 1 vs. Farmington; Week 2 vs. Vian, Okla.; Week 3 vs. West Fork.

Shiloh Christian: No games scheduled.

Elkins: Week 1 vs. Greenland; Week 2 vs. West Fork; Week 3 vs. Huntsville.

Ozark: Week 1 vs. Booneville; Week 2 vs. Clarksville; Week 3 vs. Charleston.

Subiaco: Week 2 vs. Lamar.

Waldron: Week 1 vs. Mansfield; Week 2 vs. Paris; Week 3 vs. Danville.

Class 3A

Booneville: Week 1 vs. Ozark; Week 2 vs. Pottsville.

Cedarville: Week 0 vs. Johnson County Westside; Week 1 vs. Mountainburg; Week 2 vs. Bigelow.

Charleston: Week 3 vs. Ozark.

Greenland: Week 1 vs. Elkins; Week 2 vs. Mountainburg; Week 3 vs. Gentry.

Lamar: Week 2 vs. Subiaco.

Mansfield: Week 0 vs. Hackett; Week 1 vs. Waldron; Week 2 vs. Lavaca.

Paris: Week 0 vs. Perryville; Week 2 vs. Waldron.

West Fork: Week 2 vs. Elkins; Week 3 vs. Prairie Grove.

Class 2A

Decatur: Week 1 vs. Colcord, Okla.

Hackett: Week 0 vs. Mansfield; Week 1 vs. Pocola, Okla.

Johnson County Westside: Unavailable.

Lavaca: Unavailable.

Magazine: Week 1 vs. Mount Ida.

Mountainburg: Week 2 vs. Greenland.

NOTE: Schools are placed in the classification they will be in during the 2018-20 cycle.

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